10 Simple Habits For A More Productive Life [PDF]


Productivity is a skill that takes practice and patience! Here are 10 simple habits for a more productive life, plus a PDF list to save on your phone!

Living a more productive life is on everyone’s to-do list, however, it seems to be harder for some to actually follow through.

Productivity is a skill and just like any other skill, it requires practice and committing to practicing.

Now, as a total beginner, this can be pretty overwhelming.

Here, are 10 simple habits to live a more productive life, that you can just integrate with your current lifestyle and make lots of progress!

10 Simple Habits To Live A More Productive Life

1. Set 1-2 small, easily attainable goals.

This is something I have personally struggled with in the past until I finally realized I was the only reason why I couldn’t follow through with my goals. If living a productive life is your goal, you need to set 1-2 small and easily attainable goals at a time.

The reason? Well, think of your willpower as a life bar in a video game. We all have a set amount of willpower. When you start setting a bunch of goals at once, chances are you are going to run out of willpower very quickly and bail on all your goals altogether. Instead of multiple, tough goals, set 1-2 easily attainable ones. By doing so you can guarantee yourself success and increased productivity. Bonus, your confidence in yourself and your ability to follow through will also start to rise!

2. Set a certain amount of time aside for leisurely activities ex. social media, etc.

One of the main branches of productivity is discipline, the ability to stick to and commit to the promise you have made to yourself. Scrolling on social media can be pretty time wasteful if you don’t manage it properly. Set an allocated amount of time where you can go on your phone and do the things you enjoy doing.

Remember to make it realistic enough for you to be able to stick to it. For example, if you are someone who spends hours on social media, cutting back to 1 hour per day, might be very drastic and soon you will find yourself spending even more time on it! (Funny how the mind works!)

Start with 2 hours per day, maybe one in the first half of your day, and one in the second half of your day. Eventually, you’ll be able o drop it down to an hour, which will give you more time to do other more productive activities.

3. Try learning something new every week.

So, the general idea behind learning something new, is that you will keep your mind healthy and at top performance, which in turn will lead to a more productive mindset.

If learning something new every week seems too much for you, try learning something new every week. (Realistic goals!)

Words, instruments, dance moves, language, facts, skills, and so much more are all perfect ideas.

4. Move your body in any way you enjoy.

Exercise and productivity go hand and hand. Exercise increases discipline and commitment and that leads to living a more productive life. You don’t have to commit to something you don’t enjoy doing because chances are you won’t be able to commit to it.

There are so many types of training out there, keep looking until you find the one you will want to stick to!

5. Get enough sleep.

According to this article on Healthline.com, “Cognition, concentration, productivity, and performance are all negatively affected by sleep deprivation. A specific study on overworked physicians provides a good example. It found that doctors with moderate, high, and very high sleep-related impairment were 54%, 96%, and 97% more likely to report clinically significant medical errors. On a similar note, getting enough sleep can improve academic performance in children, adolescents, and young adults.”

If you are having trouble sleeping, you should absolutely talk to your doctor, or take a good look at your daily routine so you can find the culprit!

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6. Create a vision board.

I absolutely love vision boards! I am always updating mine and always use it to motivate me to be my Higher Self now. You will practically visualize yourself doing the things you are trying to commit to now as if you have already mastered them. This visualization will be the fuel that will keep you going toward achievement!

Here are some amazing vision board ideas on Life Goals Mag.

7. Take up meditation.

I am a meditation fanatic! I practice 2-3 times per day, and it has completely transformed my mind!

Now, you absolutely don’t have to practice 2-3 times a day, in act all you need is 1-5 minutes daily as a beginner and you will still feel the benefits!

A healthy mind that is in a calm and creative state has an increased potential not just for productivity but for every single part of your life!

Check out how to start practicing meditation as a beginner in this blog post, “Learn How To Start Practising Meditation – For Beginners.”

8. Listen to your favourite music while doing tasks.

Music is a huge motivator for me. There are so many different styles that you can incorporate into your life during your tasks. For example, if you’re studying, why not listen to some lo-fi beats? If you want to exercise, why not listen to some motivating music? These days there are carefully curated playlists for nearly every task known to us!

Incorporate music into your day for a more productive life!

9. Use affirmations to rewire your brain.

Our thoughts have powerful consequences whether we are aware of that or not. Do you want to live a more productive life? Maybe you should look into how you think of yourself.

Do you think of yourself as lazy, a procrastinator, or someone who can’t achieve stuff? Well, you are holding yourself back!

Make a list of all the negative beliefs you hold for yourself. Be honest and raw. Write it all in one column, then make a second column right beside it, countering all those negative beliefs with positive affirmations.

Repeat this exercise on a daily basis for insane results!

Need some affirmation inspiration? Check out my affirmation blog posts:

10. Be patient and gentle with yourself.

How will this make you more productive? Well, if you are constantly beating yourself up, chances are you will want to run away from what’s causing all this pain. (Survival more).

Just like learning any other skill, learning to live a more productive life requires time, practice, and patience. Be gentle with yourself and remember to reward yourself whenever you follow through with one of your goals.

Now go get ’em!

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  1. These are great tips! I feel so much more productive when I do these things than when I don’t. I also love vision boards! They’re so fun and truly help you visualize what you want.

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